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This is advanced professional and technical work in research related to institutions of higher education.

Work involves participation in research relating to the operation of the institution, including periodic analyses of operations reports, analytical or modeling studies, management information systems, and special studies dealing with a broad spectrum including students, faculty, curriculum, administration, non-faculty personnel, and other programs. An employee allocated to this class of work generally involves consultation with faculty and all levels of administration. Participates in research studies, collects and organizes data, performs analyses, interprets findings, and presents results in written form. Work is reviewed principally by observation of results obtained and utility of reports produced.


Performs complex comparative analytical studies both on intra and inter-university problems.

Assists in designing research methodologies for designated studies, collects and organizes data, performs statistical analyses using computer support where appropriate, interprets results to management and writes technical reports covering results.

Identifies and analyzes problem areas related to organization and management of the institution.

Conducts descriptive studies pertaining to faculty, students, staff, and the instructional process.

Assists in institutional policy and long range planning studies.

Performs related work as required.


Completion of college level work equivalent to a master's degree in Research Methodology, Higher Education, Statistics, Educational Research or other closely related fields, and experience in a four year college or university; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Knowledge of organization, management, and operation of an institution of higher education.

Thorough knowledge of research design, methodologies, and statistical analyses.

Considerable knowledge of the form and style of research report writing and associated skills.

Considerable knowledge of institutional research techniques and computer applications.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and staff personnel and the general public.

Ability to evaluate existing techniques and procedures and to assist in devising new techniques and procedures.

Ability to effectively present and defend research results orally and in writing.



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